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Enermax UC-A3FATR2 Multifunction Panel
Page 1 - Introduction/Specifications
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: June 15, 2003
Category: Hardware
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Enermax UC-A3FATR2 Multifunction Panel

My only previous experience with Enermax is with the 450W power supply that I still use and love. When I was given the chance to review the UC-A3FATR2 by EV-Web.at, I was excited about trying out another Enermax product. If the quality of this unit is anything close to Enermax's power supplies, I think I will have a winner on my hands.

Here are the specifications for the UC-A3FATR2 right off the site (modified a little to make them more readable).

Enermax UC-A3FATR2
DC Input +5, +12V (standard 4 pin connector)
LCD Dimension mm 28x11
LED Lamps Blue LED 3.0V*2
Material Alumium
3-Pin Fan Connectors 2
Fan RPM Knobs 2
Other Connectors None
Accessory Screw(4), Stickers
Dimension(W x H x D) mm 101.5 x 25 x 90

The packaging is very simple. It is something you would find hanging on a prong at a computer shop. The overall package Enermax provided is very complete. The unit comes with 4 screws, an unnecessarily high amount of labeled stickers, an instruction manual, two pieces of temperature probe tape, a jumper, and two temperature probes, which are attached. The jumper is included to allow the user to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius.

Obligatory Box Shot
Obligatory Box Shot
Everything Inside
Everything Inside

The instruction manual is very short. However, there is not that much interaction with the unit other than adjusting the fans, cycling through the temperatures/RPMs, setting the alarm, and a few other minor things. So, a lengthy manual is not necessary. The manual is not a great literary piece of work, but it gets the job done. I have no real complaints here.

Installation was easy for the most part. The trickiest part was getting the temperature probe installed on the CPU die without interfering with cooling. The time consuming part of installation was bundling all the wires out of the way. I should note that I had to remove my floppy disk drive (FDD) to install this unit. With my 2 hard drives and my FDD, there was no more 3.5" slots left. Obviously, this should be taken into consideration when making a purchase of this kind.

Anyway, you take a couple fans and plug them in, slap the temperature probes where ever you want them, and you are done. I chose to probe my CPU and the top of my bottom hard drive. The fans I chose to monitor/control were the bottom front case fan and my CPU fan.

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